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image SM (86) volume 74/110

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SM (86) volume 74/110


Design for furniture layout of the later south-east Transfer Office, c.1820-1821


86 Plan showing the position of the counters and desks


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Plan of the Three per Cent Reduced Annuity office, The Bank of England, 3 per Cent Reducued and some dimensions given


Soane office


Drawing 86 shows the desk arrangement for the later south-east Transfer Office (a continuous length enclosing the central aisle, with two gaps for access to two doors). There are also two pencil circles, showing the intended addition of stoves in the centre and one square for a large stove. Central flues are indicated in two of the columns.



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